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Champ, the Lake Champlain Lake Monster

Champ, North America’s answer to the Loch Ness monster, has long been a legend around Lake Champlain. He (or she) has spawned Indian legends, a baseball team mascot, offers of reward money, paranormal investigations,  keychains, mugs, T-shirts and even seafood ...

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Six Historic Apple Orchards

Trying to pick six historic apple orchards in New England may be a fool’s errand. As Maine apple expert John Bunker explains, the notion of a commercial orchard is relatively modern. “At a certain point, everyone had an orchard,” Bunker ...

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The History of Indian Summer

Blue Hill, Maine, in OctoberIndian summer has evolved over the centuries from a pioneer superstition to the poet’s best friend to the meteorologists’ whipping boy. It is a period of unusually warm, still days that follow a cold spell, the ...

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6 Tallest Trees in New England

Once New England was home to the greatest forests and the tallest trees in the world. They were a major attraction for English colonists and their sponsors, who coveted the huge white pines as masts for the King’s Royal Navy. ...

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The Great Havana Hurricane of 1846

One month after a tropical storm walloped Massachusetts, the Great Havana Hurricane of 1846 blew through New England, flattening factories, collapsing houses, uprooting trees and tearing up railroads. It was a storm of extraordinary size and strength, the most intense ...

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The Fall River Skeleton in Armor

In 1832 a skeleton clad in armor was found in a sand bank near the Unitarian Church in Fall River, Mass. Not 20 miles north another mysterious discovery had been made: Dighton Rock, a 40-ton boulder with strange writing carved ...

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6 Highest Points in New England

You might think the most challenging mountain climbing adventure in New England is Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You would be wrong. It’s actually in Foster, R.I. New England's high points are the subject of much lore and controversy. Henry ...

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